Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:28AM
Deportivo La Coruna's midfielder Alex Bergantinos (2R) celebrates a goal during the Spanish league footbal match RC Deportivo de la Coruna vs FC Barcelona at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on March 12, 2017. (AFP)
Deportivo La Coruna's midfielder Alex Bergantinos (2R) celebrates a goal during the Spanish league footbal match RC Deportivo de la Coruna vs FC Barcelona at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on March 12, 2017. (AFP)
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Spanish giants Barcelona have suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat at the hands of Deportivo La Coruna at the Riazor stadium.

Four days after registering the biggest comeback in Champions League history against Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalan giants put up a lacklustre performance in Sunday’s La Liga encounter.

They fell behind before the break when Joselu thumped the ball into the back of the net from close range following a poor performance by Barcelona's goalkeeper.

Luis Suarez, who scored four goals when the Catalans won 8-0 at the Riazor last season, managed to tie the game at 1-1 after the restart, but Alex Bergantinos' header in the 74th minute gave Deportivo the victory and also all three points.

With the huge loss, Barcelona's hopes of retaining their title suffered a significant setback as they struggled without injured Neymar.